First year at scout camp

So my youngest son went to the week long scout camp for the first time. On his first day there, I got a call from the medical team. They were taking him to the nearest ER room because he needed stitches. It was only 3 and it was the result of doing something stupid with his pocket knife. Well, he made it further than any of his siblings before getting stitches. Every other laceration has been closed with superglue. DS#1 is still the only one who had staples.

Yes, it’s been slow…

But only because it’s been really busy. See there’s this thing that happens whenever I leave the office for an extended period time – people leave. This was the first time in 20 years that I’ve taken two weeks off. I came home to find that 6 people had resigned and I had only 2 days with the systems operator before she left. See my job has always been to step up and fill in when key people leave. Yes, I’m the redundancy built into the system. The only problem with this system is that I haven’t done the sys ops job in over 5 years. Technology changes – so it’s not the same job that I remember. The sad thing is that not only have I stepped into it quickly, I have extra time – this is a good thing. It gives me time to continue being an account rep or to do benefits analysis or to do research and see how to create efficiencies in the system. It’s just a matter of what will be of more value to the company.

Anyway, I’ve been busy trying to figure out what I’m missing in this position since the sys ops always seemed busy during the day.

Home again

and I think I lost a sock in Argentina, it didn’t come back from the laundry.

Trust me to find it….

In Buenos Aires near the outlets is a street where the wool merchants congregate. I bought Mohair, good Argentine Merino and a beautiful cotton-silk blend. It´s taking a lot of room in my suitcase but it will be worth it. I am glad that I decided against the raw llama fleece, there is no way it would fit. However, I am on the way to Peru so we´ll see what happens there. Some of the skeins could become a scarf before I´m home….

I would load the picture here but I´m using the free computer at the Esplendora and who knows what viruses my camera could take home!